Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Reality versus platitudes...

"It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone."
~Rose Kennedy

I love this quote and remember it every time someone tells me "time heals all wounds" - not because I want to hold on to my wounds, but because my wounds made me who I am now. Scar tissue makes one stronger. And the fact is, they never do go away.

Adding "platitudes" to my list of pet peeves, right after "people who wear cheap perfume."


  1. Those wounds might "heal," but they usually leave a scar behind...

  2. Scars aren't necessarily a bad thing - outside or inside. I have one on my knee that actually reminds of me of good times. ;)

  3. I have the hardest time picking out sympathy cards for people... they make me cringe... offering all this advice about how those grieving or hurting are supposed to feel. I always opt for "sending love your way" because who couldn't use some of that?

  4. Angie, I do the same thing. I usually get a blank card and write something like "there are no words..."

  5. I have never heard this quote before but I do adore it now. So very true. And I like Kelly Love's idea.


    Hannah Katy


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